Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Season for Hope

Its that time of the year. Again. Hot-sticky-unbearable. Not to mention that this "time" is actually the better part of the year.

And this is the time when hope which is supposed to spring eternally in the human breast, fairly bounces in the Bengali breast. We hope that the sticky day will end in a cool breezy evenings. that there will be a magnificent Kaal boishakis to soothe our frayed nerves. And maybe even win in IPL3 (no, no not the IPL3 itself...but perhaps tonight's match against Delhi Daredevils?)!

It also means a lot of other things which we need not be hopeful about like tauk daal, teto daal, soothing dalnas and light curries, of aam pora sarbat, yogurt and the like. It is also the time for sweet mango chutney made from unripe mangoes! Aah!

And imagine my delight at the smallish mango tree in our office compound sprouting little green mangoes! My delight was shortlived...as a colleague pointed out a neat not so little wasp's nest among the branches. Hmm. But I am hoping to get a few without disturbing the wasps.

You can't see the wasp's nest...but it is there...lurking among the mangoes.

In the meanwhile, here are my recipes for Aam Pana and Lemon dal and Mango relish!

PS - Keeping my fingers crossed - mostly for KKR's win tonight and tomorrow I will concentrate on the wasp's going away.

6 comments:

Swati said...

Thanks for the recipes...Ma left yesterday...no one to make me soothing aam pannas and tok dals...

Sukanya C said...

Tui banabi? somai paabi? U super woman you...

Mohan said...

Nice blog you have... let me head over to your recipe blog :)

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anu said...

Hi,

Really nice.i would like to contact could you please contact me through my email id and do you know any recipe with mango(raw mango) with any non veg(fish,prawns,chicken) because now www.chennaimoms.com conducting some monthly based recipe contest.The bloggers want to post recipes in the above ingredients if you are interested join or otherwise give your valuable comment..

Sukanya C said...

Anu...I would have emailed you had you left an email id behind! I couldn't find one at chennaimoms. Rather I couldnt figure out....

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